Figure skaters to perform Saturday
With Christmas less than a week away, the Figure Skating Club of Park City will kick off the winter festivities this Saturday at the Park City Ice Arena with its holiday show.
Featuring about 45 performers, the show will celebrate the winter holidays, Coach Stephanie Bass said.
"It’s kind of just a mish-mosh holiday show," she said. "We have a lot of holiday music celebrating the winter. It’s more of a recital this year, but there is a group of 10 girls that wrote, choreographed and directed their own seven-minute show. They’re calling it ‘The Snowman Story.’"
The show will begin at 5:30 p.m., Bass said, and will feature professional ice dancers Lili LaMar and Chris Obzansky.
Rehearsals for the holiday show got off to a late start this year, Bass said.
"This year, [the Ice Arena] put a moratorium on Christmas music and we weren’t allowed to start choreographing the show until Nov. 1," she laughed. "Rehearsals started then."
Bass added that was plenty of time to get the club members ready for the holiday performance.
"It was nice," she said. "We worked more efficiently and it was plenty of time. Everyone is pretty happy with where they’re at."
Though the show will feature skaters from the beginner levels, Bass said the quality will remain high throughout the performance.
"They have to be a certain level to join the club," she said. "[The beginners] are just as cute and entertaining as some of our professional skaters."
Admission to Saturday’s show is $5. Children under five can enter for free. Bass encourages the public to come out, dress warm and support the local club.
"It’s a great family activity — there’s hot chocolate and snowman cookies," she said. "It’s the best way to kick off your holiday week."
For more information about the Figure Skating Club of Park City, visit http://www.figureskatingclubofparkcity.org .
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